Buying Radios and Gear

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Ivan
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Re: Buying Radios and Gear

Unread post by Ivan » Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:14 pm

for 18650 the standard ones will do for the guys that use the Tray the tx16 will charge them inside i have 2 Sony VT6 3000mah left if one of you guys need them never got to use them as i been making 4s and 3s packs and ran out you only really need a lipo for them if your running a high drain modular on the back like a R9M or Crossfire

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bdg
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Re: Buying Radios and Gear

Unread post by bdg » Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:14 am

The 18650s are available online at many vendors but the capacity ratings seem suspect to me. Anywhere from 2000mAhr to 4000mAhr is common.

MSC have them (or did have them) in-stock and I had also ordered a box of 6 while on sale for various flashlights and the like.

The radio sounds like a capable system!

Brian

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Re: Buying Radios and Gear

Unread post by DoverSail » Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:33 am

bdg wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:14 am
The 18650s are available online at many vendors but the capacity ratings seem suspect to me. Anywhere from 2000mAhr to 4000mAhr is common.
Hey Brian, good to hear from you!

I have read that counterfeiting is pretty rife in the world of 18650 cells. There's a popular commenter on RCGroups called Bob AZ who runs a business called Bob's Batteries; he often interjects into any discussion of 18650 cells to emphasize that his batteries are real, and that 14000mAh cell you found on Banggood is actually just a rebranded duracell.

Definitely something to keep in mind. Good to hear that MSC has them; I always try to give them business when they have the thing I want.

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